Oakland Tops Pittsburgh 2-1 - Recap
Pittsburgh dropped a 2-1 decision at PNC Park on Tuesday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Daniel Straily.
Oakland won as a -102 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Oakland got 6 1/3 innings from Daniel Straily, who gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from Brandon Moss in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Gerrit Cole worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Starling Marte in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 5 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 3.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.